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There are days when it feels like no one wants to play my favorite games. Part of that is self-fulfilling prophecy, in that I haven’t tried to run a game in several years now, so there’s been no opportunity for someone to decide one way or another whether they would like to play. Further, I and my fellow players have been deeply embedded in Pathfinder adventure paths for years now, so the prospect of yet another on-going game doesn’t really come up.
In the past, I feel I had a hard time selling people on the prospect of most games that swerved outside d20 fantasy: Mage, Northern Crown, WitchCraft and Trinity are a few that come to mind. Only a few people ever said “Nah, you’re crazy!”, but there was never the kind of “Yes, I am on board!” enthusiasm that we all hope for in pitching an idea. It was more the polite “Ah, I understand what you are proposing” that doesn’t do a whole lot for convincing oneself that they’ve got a viable idea.
Some games I still would like to pitch, if the opportunity arose:
- A periodic on-going Ghostbusters campaign with a regular group of players who can slip into their own characters.
- A Cthulhu mythos campaign, something like Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man or Eternal Lies or even returning to Masks of Nyarlathotep.
- A street level super powers game using Mutants & Masterminds and a healthy serving of elements from the Paragons toolbox.